For the safety of all pets, clients, and staff all dogs need to be on a leash entering and leaving the facility.


Please take the time, if you can, to come in before your dog is scheduled for boarding to tell us if your dog(s) has/have any special instructions that we need to be aware of, please inform us so we can give the best of care. This includes feeding instructions, likes/dislikes/fears, and medical history (including allergies, recent surgeries, medicine, etc.)

Starting June 1st, 2018 all dogs must be vaccinated for K-9 Influenza (H3N8 & H3N2)


ALL dogs must be current on vaccinations (Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, Intranasal OR Oral Bordetella, and K9 Influenza) to be here for daycare, boarding, and grooming. Please consult with your veterinarian for information regarding your dog's vaccination due dates, and have them fax a copy (734-3365), email it to us ( OR bring in a copy for us so we can update our records.

If you buy/administer vaccines at a farm supply store we require the receipt and the labels off of the vaccine bottles. You will also be asked to sign a waiver acknowledging that Hemingway's Happy Hounds is not liable for any illnesses that the dog may develop while staying at Hemingway's Happy Hounds or after leaving our facility.


Please note that we do not accept the injectable bordetella.


Our boarding pick up time is noon (12PM) Monday through Saturday. Any check out after 12PM is another day charge.


We do charge for Sunday. We are open for a courtesy pick up time between 5 and 6:30PM only. We are closed until this time.


Other important information would be if he/she has any fears or favorite place to be scratched, likes or dislikes in other dogs.

Boarding & Daycare

Boarding Rates:


1 Dog $33 Per Day.

2 Dogs $54 Per Day.

3 Dogs $75 Per Day.

4 Dogs $95 Per Day.

If you have more than 4 dogs, please ask for these rates.


We have 10 large rooms with all the amenities of a 5 star hotel. Bedtime tuck in service with a cookie on your pillow. We can read them a bed-time story or sing them to sleep. Group or private play time, whichever you and your pet prefer. The suites are roomy enough to accommodate multiple dogs from the same family.


The little ones have their own special place at our hotel and in our hearts. Separate outdoor play ground with a dog-door, so they can come in and out as they like. Plush bedding and blankets in each room.


Bigger dogs have lots of room to run. Indoor patios and a spacious outdoor playground provide lots of interaction and exercise. These 15 rooms have "Kuranda" beds (the Serta mattress for dogs) and fleece blankets. "Happy Dogs" play lots then sleep soundly.


For the dog that prefers not to socialize we offer rooms with private 50' exercise areas. These are perfect for in-tact males who cannot play in groups. We provide private play with staff.

Additional charges:


$1 per day

Diabetic dogs $3 per day


Our food= $1 added to each day of boarding per dog

Dog's own food= no extra charge

Due to limited storage space, we ask that own food be put in labeled zip lock baggies for each meal OR gallon sized bags can be used, but please make sure there is enough for the duration of the stay for each dog.

Holiday/High Season
Rates & Deposits

Holiday/high season rates are applied when the dog(s) is (are) physically here in the building during a major holiday or high season. These are:

  • New Year's Day

  • Spring Break (10 day period per 411 school district)

  • Easter

  • Memorial Day

  • Independence Day (4th of July)

  • Labor Day

  • Thanksgiving

  • Christmas


The holiday rates are:

  • 1 dog       =   $38/day

  • 2 dogs     =   $55/day

  • 3 dogs     =   $75/day

  • 4 dogs     =   $95/day

  • 5 dogs     =   $115/day

  • 6+ dogs  =   See manager for rates

A single-day rate deposit is required 7 days or more before the check-in date.

If we do not receive a deposit 7 days prior to the check-in date, the reservation will be cancelled and the vacancy filled.

The new rate is for the duration of the stay around the holiday.        Example: November 27-November 30 for 1 dog is ($30 x 4 days) = $120 for the whole stay.

If the reservation extends 3+ more days before or after the holiday, the regular rate will be in effect for those days.

The check out time still applies Monday-Saturday. If the dog(s) is (are) picked up by NOON, there is no additional charge for that day.


Cancellations made 7+ days prior to the arrival date will receive a full refund.

Cancellations made within 7 days of the check-in date will not receive a refund.


We understand and are sympathetic to unexpected changes that occur. In the past we have had to turn clients away due to being full, but then upon receiving last minute cancellations have found we have vacancies that can't be filled. We want to be able to secure a place for everyone, but space is limited especially around holidays.


All Dogs = $18.00 per day/per dog

Please call ahead to make sure we can accommodate your dog(s). We do have limited space on occasion due to high boarding reservations.


Daycare drop-off is from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

(other arrangements made upon request)

Your pet must be picked up by 6:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Saturday). Any dog not picked up by closing time will be assigned a hotel room and their parents charged for an overnight stay.


All dogs coming for daycare must be current on all shots and spayed or neutered by 8 months of age.


Daycare services include indoor and outdoor play areas, cable TV, toys to climb on and play with, hours of play with other dogs and staff supervision. You may bring your pet a snack or lunch and we can serve it at nap time.

An evaluation will be done on your pet to make sure your pet is compatible with other dogs in daycare. This is for the protection of your pet and others.